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SF 3133

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/13/2018 04:10pm

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; requiring the Legislative Advisory Committee to review
MNLARS appropriation; appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. QUARTERLY MNLARS FUNDING REVIEW.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given:

(b) "Commission" means the Legislative Advisory Commission established under
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30.

(c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of management and budget.

(d) "MNLARS" means the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System developed by
the Department of Public Safety and the Office of MN.IT Services.

Subd. 2.

Establishing system benchmarks.

By May 15, 2018, the commissioner of
public safety and the state chief information officer must submit to the commission a
proposed progress timeline for the development and implementation of MNLARS. By June
1, 2018, the commission, in consultation with the commissioner of public safety and the
state chief information officer, must approve a progress timeline for the development and
implementation of MNLARS, including specific system benchmarks that must be met
quarterly by July 1, October 1, January 1, and April 1 in fiscal year 2019.

Subd. 3.

Review of MNLARS appropriation.

(a) Funds appropriated to the Department
of Public Safety for MNLARS under section 2, paragraph (b), are divided into four equal
quarters. The commissioner may allot a quarter of the funds on July 1, October 1, January
1, and April 1, as provided in this section. Twenty days prior to the benchmark dates
identified in subdivision 2, the commissioner must submit the proposed funding allotment
to the members of the commission for review and recommendation. The commissioner of
public safety and the state chief information officer must provide information to the
commission to enable the commission to determine whether the benchmarks have been met.
The members of the commission have 20 days from the receipt of the proposal to determine
whether the Department of Public Safety and the Office of MN.IT Services have met the
system benchmarks established in subdivision 2. If any member of the commission makes
a negative recommendation based on failure to meet system benchmarks or recommends
further review of the request during the 20-day review period, the commissioner is prohibited
from allotting the quarterly funds to the Department of Public Safety for MNLARS. If the
members of the commission make a positive recommendation or no recommendation during
the 20-day review period, the commissioner may allot the quarterly funds to the Department
of Public Safety for MNLARS.

(b) A member of the commission, by written notice to the commissioner, may withdraw
a negative recommendation or a recommendation for further review within 20 days of
making the recommendation. If all negative recommendations and all recommendations for
further review have been withdrawn, the commissioner may allot the quarterly funds to the
Department of Public Safety for MNLARS.

(c) A commission recommendation must be made at a commission meeting unless a
written recommendation is signed by a majority of members entitled to vote on the item,
as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 3.30, subdivision 2. A commission
recommendation must be made by a majority of the commission members.

Subd. 4.

Resubmission of proposal.

If a proposed allotment receives a negative
recommendation or a recommendation for further review under subdivision 3, the
commissioner may submit proposed legislation to the chairs of the house of representatives
Ways and Means Committee and the senate Finance Committee for consideration during
the 2019 legislative session. The commissioner must submit the proposed legislation by
February 1, 2019.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to any fiscal year 2019 appropriation for MNLARS.

Sec. 2. APPROPRIATIONS.

(a) $7,300,000 in fiscal year 2018 is appropriated from the special revenue fund to the
commissioner of public safety for contracted technical staff and technical costs related to
the continued development and improvement of the Minnesota Licensing and Registration
System (MNLARS). Of this amount, $2,000,000 is from the vehicle services operating
account and $5,300,000 is from the driver services operating account. These are onetime
appropriations.

(b) $....... in fiscal year 2019 is appropriated from the ....... fund to the commissioner of
public safety for the continued development and improvement of MNLARS. This
appropriation is subject to section 1, subdivision 3, and is a onetime appropriation.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Paragraph (a) is effective the day following final enactment.

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